Feb 4, 2013 9:00am EST
. >> within the realm of this sort of large cap, technology leaders, google getting a downgrade today. google trading down by about a percent. the price target still at $7.90. the real thrust of the downgrade it seems is valuation. google shares hitting a fresh 52-week high, up 39% since june 14th. that compares to the s&p of just 14%. outperformer there. sentiment vastly improved on the name. investors climbing the wall of worry when it comes to costs per click. they want to see some fruit, that the business is gaining some traction. particularly when it comes to youtube monetization and possibly a return of capital to investors, which they say is unlikely. obviously that would get them more constructive on the shares. google, down .75% at this time. >> oracle buying acme packet. despite all the jokes about wile e. coyote. what happens next with network gear. as oracle makes this move. people saying who's next. is it a riverbed, is it something else. but they do this, it's like popcorn for these guys. >> it is popcorn for -- they're an acquisition machine. one of the senior members o
Feb 7, 2013 9:00am EST
couple times a year. >> come pick me up. >> all right. >> google maps. alpha centauri. >> oh, google maps, not apple maps. cast asp cast aofficerses in your own passive -- aggressive way you are known for. >> bob pisani, not passive. hey, bob. >> not alpha centaur rick, close star, four light years away, i think? not light years await is bond market and the stock market what is interesting to me whether or not there's some kind of die verge jones starting here. remember what happened in january, folks, the sale from bonds, bond market going down was definitely a factor, i think, provided fuel, money, cash, for the stock market rally that we were seeing. we are in a narrow range on the s & p the beginning of january and february, somehow has to resolve itself. on the start, even on the advance decline line, transports healthy today, up 18 points. market leader, oil services also on the strong side. did you see the ecb? see the euro drop? draghi came on, said inflation is expected to all in fall and he is going to remain accommodative, used that phrase several times there is the magic
Feb 8, 2013 9:00am EST
concern about, is it worth putting it all -- >> google doesn't need china, you mean that kind of thing? >> right. caterpillar, what happened to them. >> the scandal. >> just these things add up. keep an eye on m & a and how they go after some of our deals. even the dell deal, not using it for what it should be used, just up or down. >> apple hfrica has come back. there are many ngos, nongovernment organizations, that are flying under the chinese flag. not the united states flag or any european country, because it will not be shot upon by even the worst of the -- this is my insight. because china has decided to become the united states when it comes to what we used to do in foreign countries. just something to watch. >> i agree with you. this is something to watch. >> becoming a global power. >> control of resources. when you need a lot of resources to move all those 400,000 people to the city. >> a couple of headlines from the new york stock exchange. regarding winter storm, they say they do expect business as usual. this is according to a spokesperson. keeping member firms and t
Feb 6, 2013 9:00am EST
and reminds me of icge, which sold the division to google. it was like 500 going to 900. >> of course. >> i think zynga is alive. and it is okay. i'm not calling it well. i don't have to reason to buy. >> but it's not dying. it's there. >> right. >> but the catalyst could be online, real money gambling. >> yes. >> and when that happens, i mean, that could be a real catalyst for the stock, as the stock itself as an independent company or takeover target. >> a lot of these british poker companies do very well. it's not dead. i know that's never been -- as a broker i would never call people and say, it's not dead. i've got one that rigor mortis has not yet set in. if you get to the e.r., you know, sometimes they have these remarkable situations where a near-death experience and then they come back. >> you go down the tunnel and see something, the light. do you think zynga has seen the light? >> i think they've seen the light. >> it's a turnover, yes. >> a little bit. >> let's talk ralph lauren. that could be one of this morning's big winners. the upscale retailer up 28% in higher sales.